IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems

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IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems
Motto Studying the international way
Established 1994
Type private
Chancellor Eva Werner
Vice-Chancellor Karl Ennsfellner
Admin. staff proximate 500 (Professors, Lecturers, Staff)
Students 2.100
Location Krems an der Donau, Austria
Website www.fh-krems.ac.at

The IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems (German: IMC Fachhochschule Krems) is an Austrian university that offers majors in health, life sciences and business.

History[edit]

The university was founded in 1994 as International Management Center GmbH (IMC), after the Fachhochschul-Studiengesetz Act in (University of Applied Sciences Studies Act) 1993 opened the way for private-sector institutions to provide university degree programmes. It started with an English language degree programme in Tourism and Leisure Management that included a compulsory semester abroad in an internship - a first in Austria.[citation needed]

In 1995 the school decided to implement a quality management system, in compliance with international standards, and the university obtained ÖNORM EN ISO 9001 certification in 1997. It was awarded the status of a University of Applied Sciences in April 2002, operating as IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems (IMC Fachhochschule Krems).

Facts and figures[edit]

The University offers 25 full-time and part-time Bachelor's and Master's programmes in Business, Life Sciences and Health Sciences. It has 2,050 current students, and 4,000 alumni. There are 168 administrative staff and 333 lecturers, with eight transnational programmes involving 400 students.

Degree programmes[edit]

Organisation formats (FT=full-time, PT=part-time)

Bachelor[edit]

  • Advanced Nursing Practice (FT)
  • Health Management (FT/PT)
  • Occupational Therapy (FT)
  • Export-oriented Management (FT)
  • General Nursing (FT)
  • Midwifery (FT)
  • Medical and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology (FT)
  • Music Therapy (PT)
  • Physiotherapy (FT)
  • Tourism and Leisure Management (FT/PT)
  • Business Administration and E-Business Management (FT/PT)

Master[edit]

  • International Business and Export Management (FT/PT)
  • Management (FT/PT)
  • Management of Health Institutions (PT)
  • Marketing and Sales (FT)
  • Medical and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology (FT)
  • Music Therapy (PT)
  • Tourism and Leisure Management (FT)
  • Environmental and Sustainability Management (PT)
  • Management for SME (PT)

Professional development training courses[edit]

  • Diploma in Hospital Hygiene
  • Diploma in Spa Management

Internationalisation[edit]

Degree programmes based on the Krems model are offered in Azerbaijan, China, Ukraine and Vietnam. The IMC Krems has also been commissioned to establish a university in the same format in Buraimi, in Oman. Its programs are:

  • China—bachelor degree programme in Tourism and Leisure Management
  • Azerbaijan—bachelor degree programme in Tourism and Leisure Management
  • Ukraine—bachelor and master degree programmes in Export-oriented Management
  • Vietnam—Master programme in business
  • Serbia—bachelor programme in Tourism and Leisure Management

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 47°31′46.63″N 13°36′35.91″E / 47.5296194°N 13.6099750°E / 47.5296194; 13.6099750